The Breeze: An Appreciation Of JJ Cale
Featuring an impressive list of high-profile guests, among them Tom Petty, John Mayer, Willie Nelson and Derek Trucks, The Breeze is Eric Clapton's tribute to "Tulsa Sound" icon JJ Cale. As any hardcore fan will tell you, Slowhand's appreciation of Cale's unique blend of rock, jazz and blues is nothing less than hero worship. This comes through loud and clear in the faithful renditions comprising this set. Rather than apply his own stamp, Clapton actually coaxes his band to sound like Cale as much as possible on many of his most beloved tunes, including "Call Me the Breeze" and "Magnolia."